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Manhattan Community College In New York Raises Awareness Of Dating Violence, Helps Environment With Verizon Wireless UHopeLine Program

Company Donates $1,000 to Women's Resource Center

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November 11, 2009

Lynette Viviani

NEW YORK, NY — (L-R) Dr. Antonio Perez, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) president, and Deborah Parker, director of BMCC's Women's Resource Center, were joined by Daniel Nieves of Verizon Wireless this week to launch UHopeLine, an extension of the company's exclusive HopeLine® wireless phone recycling program which places permanent collection points on college campuses. UHopeLine is designed to increase awareness of dating violence and encourage college students to help the environment by recycling no-longer-used wireless devices. In recognition of BMCC's participation, Verizon Wireless made a $1,000 donation to the campus Women's Resource Center. Championed by the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, the City University of New York is the first university in New York State and only the second in the country, to host UHopeLine. The BMCC collection point is one of eight UHopeLine bins placed at key locations on CUNY campuses throughout the City. For more information about HopeLine visit